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to be making much of a difference and now you've got the white house and you've got germany and other members of the european union who are threatening more sanctions. how might that really impact the situation there? >> well, sanctions need to do two things. one, they need to punish the russians for the actions that they've already taken in annexing crimea, illegally, totally unprovoked. the second thing they need to deter the russians from further action. the russians have already gone beyond crimea. they've already sent their special forces into eastern ukraine to stir up trouble, and that's the trouble you're seeing now in eastern ukraine. it is only in eastern ukraine where the russians sent in their special forces that there's any difficulty around that country, around ukraine. the rest of the country is calm. so the sanctions which should go into effect now, the elevated sanctions, the harsher sanctions are necessary now, not waiting for two more weeks. >> the u.s., president obama had been meeting and talking with angela merkel. germany has some leverage in all this, doesn't it? it se
and the future of relations between the u.s. and germany. this is 30 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our businesses created 277,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. there is plenty more that congress should be doing from raising the minimum wage to creating good construction jobs and rebuilding america. i want to work with them wherever i can but i keep acting on my own whe
, we can only be successful partnering with friends like germany. we will not succeed if we are doing that on our own. but i have pledged to chancellor merkel has been, in addition to the reforms we have already taken, in addition to saying we are going to apply privacy standards to how we deal with non-us persons as well as u.s. persons, in addition to the work we are doing to constrain the potential use of bulk data -- we are committed to a u.s.-german cyber dialogue to close further the gaps that may exist in terms of how we operate and how german intelligence operates to make sure there is transparency and clarity about we are doing and what our goals and intentions are. these are complicated issues and we are not perfectly aligned yet but we share the same values and we share the same concerns. this is something that is deeply important to me. i am absolutely committed by the time i leave this office, we will have a stronger legal footing and international framework for how we are doing business in the intelligence sphere. i will say that i don't think there is an inevitable cont
of germany for example that nato would not know one each for their deeds were valid violating major league by president clinton and continued to be violated by george bush. i don't blame russia for its great for our instincts to stop it. so that's a big part of the negotiating posture both countries are taking to the ice age for example could wind up green announcing the agreement that i believe was announced in tbilisi where we said that we were looking for georgia to eventually eventually be a member of the site of the american is going to die for tbilisi and article five applied to tbilisi with my tomato a phony alliance immediately. i make those having a hard time as it is anyway. it doesn't have the resolute desk trying anymore since the soviet threat went away and were desperately trying to find one for a doubt are out of area operations became the latest attempt to do so in afghanistan and elsewhere so visit this is a complex problem but it does have the answers to it. it just requires exquisite diplomacy had a lot of ability on both moscow and large the spark to sort of book of sit
with germany and the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. this is an hour. >> please welcome dr. angela merkel. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the chamber of commerce of the united states. period is tom donohue am the president and ceo of the spine institution. i would like to extend a special welcome to those of you visiting our headquarters for the first time. the chamber is a 102-year-old organization. this building serves as a central rallying point for the ..s. business community we host several hundred meetings here in this room alone every year. room we are gathered in today, the international hall of flags, is rich in symbolism and history. afterom takes its name the overhead banners of 12 great explorers who blazed the first paths of trade. they planted the first seeds of commercial and industrial growth in the new world. these flags remind us that the transatlantic relationship has been around for a long time. today, we are reminded just how essential this relationship is. alliance is.-eu critical to global stability, peace, and freedom. this has been p
and germany's chancellor merkel met at the white house today where the ukraine crisis took center stage after russia declared the recent geneva agreement brokered with the west to diffuse tensions was dead. jeffrey brown reports. >> we are united in our determination to impose costs on russia for its actions, >> brown: in the white house rose garden this afternoon, there were strong words for moscow. the president warned more severe economic penalties are coming unless russian leader vladimir putin backs off. >> our hope is, is that we shouldn't have to use them. we're not interested in punishing the russian people. we do think that mr. putin and his leadership circle are taking bad decisions and unnecessary decisions and he needs to be dissuaded from his current course. >> brown: mr. obama said there will be no choice but to act if russia disrupts ukraine's presidential election on may 25th. chancellor merkel agreed. >> ( translated ): the 25th of may is not all that far away. should that not be possible to stabilize the situation, further sanctions will be unavoidable. this is something tha
in putin. >> wolf, i think angela merkel, the chancellor of germany realizes that europe is not going to do anything and i think they have to respond, as you put it, to the putin challenge. i think military options are not off the table because they are week but because they are impossible to imagine. you're talking about going to the russia of border where russia spent 20 times what ukraine does on russia's budget. it's not clear what the ukrainian army is. remember, a large part of the ukrainian army in the east are ethnic russians. it's not entirely clear that they would side with the government. the sanctions route is the one that has to be tried and the german chancellor seems pretty firm that the europeans would join in broader sanctions and they want to keep ratcheting them up. it's important to know how much of an effect they have had because they have created so much uncertainty about russia that no one is investing. the stock market is down 13%. russia tried to borrow money on the international markets last week. they had to withdraw the offering because they couldn't borrow any m
at the woodrow wilson center they hosted a discussion on ukraine with former diplomats from germany, russia, and poland. they also heard today from chuck hagel. margaret warner moderated the discussion. . harmon and secretary hagel iterated this morning, i would remind you we are here to look at really 20 years ago at this fateful decision was taken in january of 1994 which was at it to offer a partnership for peace to russia, warsaw pactwer states. any on this panel i will at thece in this panel, time, the czech republic and hungary were clamoring for an nato membership. this was a compromise suggested by the administration. beginning in 1997, nato started thosembership first to three countries, and today it is 12 countries among larger than it was, the 16 members at the time. this obviously sticks in president putin's craw. in his telethon, i do not know how many of you watched this, he talked about it repeatedly. he said we were promised after germany's unification, nato would not spread eastward. when we said why are you doing this, we hurt in response this does not concern you. nations
sanctions against russia. germany ruthlessly pursued its mercantile interest and the lobbyist wrong. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including the former german chancellor. he is making money helping national gas -- natural gas flow. >> which goes to one of the fundamental flaws of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool, correct? >> it is a rather blunt instrument. choice than tono try sanctions. politics are a flaw. ismany is what russia -- rubbish' partner. partner.ading what jacktell you lew had to say. >> if you look at the impact on russia's economy it is misleading to look at what happens day by day. you have to look over the time crimeaussia went into since we have imposed sanctions. there has been a substantial in russia'sn and -- weak economy. we see it in their exchange rate and stock exchange and a number of important economic indicators. they were downgraded to one notch above junk and with the rationale and the bond rating was in part the sanctions being imposed. the question is how do we proceed and occur -- a careful way step-by-step
be in the thousands. ♪ >>> they stand united. that was the word from washington today as the president and germany's chancellor briefed reporters on the white house lawn. it was the first visit by angela merkel to the white house in three years, the two leaders discussing a wide range of issues talking about the crisis in ukraine and the nsa spy scandal that reported that perhaps her phone might have been tapped by the nsa. libby casey joins us by phone. and they seemed to be speaking from the same script. >> that's right, del. and one of the goals of this would be to portray a united front. the question is where do these countries go from here in terms of sanctions. even the new round of sanctions took a while to hammer out. and you could tell there are some differences when it comes to germany's goals and the u.s. goals in terms of how deep sanctions could or should go. because there are such close trade ties between germany and russia, especially in the oil and gas sector, so both leaderings pointing to may 25th as a crucial date, and urging t president putin to not interfere with the elections
, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our created 200 77,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. there is plenty more that congress should be doing from raising the minimum wage to creating good construction jobs and rebuilding america. i want to work with them wherever i can but i keep acting on my own wherever i must to make sure every american who works art has the chance to get ahead. -- i also wantt to say
to gorbachev that nato would not expand, for instance, to eastern germany. we could not find it, maybe somebody find it, but we have no record. we had no records of that. but gorbachev apparently seems to believe still today that he had such a promise. and president yeltsin believed that he had a promise, and they detail how he was led to believe that, that partnership for peace was with instead of nato in -- [inaudible] not the first step, not a preparative step which i knew because delbert and then christopher and my western european colleagues spent time to explain that to me. while they failed to tell that to president putin -- to president yeltsin at that time. so that brings me back to my point. it's not enough for the to be on the right side of history. it's important. but they should speak in clear terms. that's what russians deserve. that's what putin deserves. that's what russian parliament deserves. that's what ukrainian people in particular today because they are suffering in the war actually. so they deserve very, very clear message. and the message which meets the end. because som
at the u.s. chamber of commerce and she will be focusing her comments on u.s. trade relations with germany. >> republic of germany. >> good morning, everybody. pleasure to a great welcome my friend, chancellor house. to the white germany is one of our strongest allies, and angela is one of my closest partners. and with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief, comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunities for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned that our businesses created 273,000 new jobs last month. all told, our businesses have now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward, but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for working families. there is plenty more that congress should be doing, from raising the minimum wage to --ating good restriction good construction jobs rebuilding america. i want t
forward unilaterally with those sectoral sanctions but germany is the linchpin here. so president obama will be trying to do some arm twisting. as you say, another issue that might come up the nsa, the two leaders could discuss the fact that german chancellor merkel was quite upset by the revelations that her cell phone had been happened. but the issue of ukraine will overshadow all of the other issues. >> and jean cummings, you've covered economics in the business world for so many years and you've got bp and bsaf and deutsche bank and these other global companies, german and british companies really considering bp with heavy investments in russia. pressuring the leaders, cameron, merkel and hollande, the big three. >> there's a fair amount of tension there and germany is -- their biggest trading partner is russia. there are big stakes for germany in these negotiations however it is also important that the world show a united front. and merkel has talked about the need to come together in europe and to agree upon what -- how to proceed. and she is tougher than many of the others. and s
about it, the administration's nsa spying policy. germany and the united states not able to reach an agreement on that issue. our top story today, the white house perhaps would like to go away, benghazi. especially after yesterday. for americans who heroically served the nation lost their lives and now we're learning house republicans will announce the formation of a select committee to investigate the attack that the explosion bombshell e-mail that i was talking about this began last week showing a coordinated effort by senior white house aides to place blame for the attack on an internet video. all this leading to a testy exchange between our own bret baier and one of the aides who had a hand in the infamous talking points and had one outrageous answer. watch. >> did you also change the tax? >> may be, i don't remember. this was like two years ago. >> the thing everybody is talking about. >> we're talking about editing talking points. your producers edit scripts multiple times. >> "dude." you know what, this was an important part of history in our country for this country. he di
. stuart: i believe in germany being late -- >> yes. stuart: order is half of life. order means being on time. when will we see when this show gets on the road? >> you are seeing a number of uncomfortable germans. i can guarantee that they are aware of it. the u.s. has thus far it decided to present a united front page to hold on, rich. president obama and angela merkel are walking to the podium. let's listen in. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend and chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything that we can to create more jobs and opportunities for working families. this morning we learned that our business has created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 executive months of job growth. the grit and determination the american people is moving forward. we have to focus on job creation and or opportunities for working families. raising the minimum wage to creating good construction jobs in mid-ame
, to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies, and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything that we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families, for our economic strength is a source of strength in the world. this morning we learned that our business has created 273,000 new jobs last month. all told our businesses have now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward, but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for working families. there's plenty more that congress should be doing, from raising the minimum wage to creating good construction jobs, rebuilding america. and i want to work with them wherever i can, but i keep acting on my own wherever i must to make sure every american who works hard has the chance to get ahead. second point, i also want to say on behalf of the american people that our tho
. germany believes it has more to lose than the united states. this is a meeting between angela merkel and barack obama that would have looked different a year ago. that was before the allegations of nsa spying in germany and more specifically, the spying on the mobile phone of angela merkel. she has wanted to see aagreement put in place between the united states and germany. that will not be the case and not announced here. it is a relationship that has soured somewhat. what you see today will be a move towards getting on with business despite a relationship that has gone a bit south since the first nsa allegations. >> last month, at least 75 died close by and now a suburb of the capital is reeling once more as a car bomb dedicated -- detonated killing at least 19. the attack comes as the city gets ready to host a major economic conference. >> a nearby police checkpoint was the target. it was here at the bus station that the car bomb exploded a few blocks away. a man jumped out and ran as it blew up. other eyewitnesses recount bashir forst of the deadly blast. -- the sheer force of th
relationships between the u.s. and germany in the past. >> the snowden spy stuff really poisoned relationships. it is going to be on the back burner, but it will be raised. that won't dominate the conversation. there will be a little bit of talk about getting these trade talks back in order. merkel is meeting with companies in the states as well. for the most part, i think they have four hours of talk scheduled. this is going to be about ukraine's and how you unify and make sure that the u.s. and the eu are on the same page and how you can convince the russians the errors of their ways. >> hans, we will leave it there. correspondent,al hans nichols. >> pharma frenzy friday. uprazeneca's vid is going -- bid is going up. does seem, we were talking about consolidation. this is about drawing battle about right? this is every large pharmaceutical company trying to take a chunk of the business. >> what you have here is the king of the megamerger. they have done these deals before. destruction isue a big moot point. at the moment, what they're saying is they will a 50 quit on the table and are prepar
has put up for sale and includes other allergy medication such as claritin. reports say germany's buyer is closing in on a deal to buy the unit for about $14 billion. on wednesday, another possible bidder, said it was no longer in the running. they could announce the transaction in the next few days. shares in frankfurt at this hour, they're trading up, a bit over 1% at the moment. back to you. >> bertha, thanks for that. good to see you. >> you, too. >> thank you. >>> in earnings news, linkedin reported a net loss. excluding items, the professional social networking site beat analyst forecasts as revenue rose 46%. membership rose 7%, the same growth rate as the fourth quarter. linkedin is forecasting full-year revenue growth below analyst estimates. shares in linkedin today currently up, 4% in frankfurt. they were down heavily after hours in the united states. >>> kraft foods has reported higher first quarter profits helped by cost cuts and moves to manage prices for key ingredients. revenue fell which missed analysts forecasts. kraft will be raising prices for nearly half of i
. >> there are four companies involved. sprint is 80% owned by softbank. t mobile is 67% owned by germany's deutsche telekom. that's why it is so confusing. >> is the government involved? >> absolutely, you have to get this passed the fcc and the department of justice. is the fourth-largest carrier in the u.s. only block the at&t deal with everyone thought would go through. >> $23 billion is the valuation? julian emmanuelle is with us from ubs. the fed has expressed confidence that we can grow going forward given the fact that we are continuing to taper. now we are seeing corporate executives express the same confidence in m&a. a month ago, we predicted it could grow by 17% this year. now, the numbers look like it's closer to 40%. >> will we see nominal gdp? you guys say the word confidence too much. that's what this is about. >> we were just talking about capex. m&a is just buying someone else's capital stock. you will get rewarded for that in the future. i bring it back to getting off the zero rate environment. i think zero rate of the most corrosive thing that anyone has ever seen and if you want
% russian energy goes to europe. a lot of their business is in england, germany. trade is very important. russia is a very important european partner. enough.did not go far i found it interesting that the targeted people who were racking upvolved in those protests, those people in donetsk. i do not imagine those people are really shaking in their boots. it is an important gesture. i do not know how far it will go. an important person on both minister,he prime deputy prime minister, who is allegedly responsible for the theren takeover, although are other people responsible who were sanctioned. these are very important gestures. i am a huge fan of sanctions. i think they go much further than that. it seems there is evidence that russian businesses are going to suffer from the sanctions. although we now hear that it is way back to 1949, where you have your of the doing america's bidding and whatnot. and trade forces are the most forceful measure to deal with this. >> it was only a few weeks ago that we had this agreement between the ukraine and geneva and the u.s.. has anybody tried to foll
a strong euro run parody of germany taking back towards that mandated two percent, at least in germany. the big one for the eurozone comes out tomorrow. and itget low inflation moves gradually back towards target? look for tomorrow's number for any indication of that. europe surges-other day. up by 6/10. plenty of m&a and corporate activity to talk about. $1 trillion worth of bills so far. if you look at earnings, not so good. 44% of the companies on the stock 600. only 40. 4%. you can see the pessimism around you is earnings. so far. missing european stocks are higher. european futures are higher as well. >> jonathan ferro, thank you very much, indeed very >> earlier, we looked at how bp's business in the country could be affected. now, let's look at a different side effect, possible side effect of sanctions. ceo.e joined by christie's he joins us for an exclusive conversation. his gray chevy here. thank you for coming in. soon.a bit too next week we have our impressionist sale in new york city. our impressions right now is that there won't be that much change in the activity of our k
results. use disposable thing you're upset mokbel detained or spawns a seat on the multiple is in germany. i would like to tell you what the russians the regal be afraid to flaunt the fact that they built a hundred percent for the dead he told the european union and the assorted that two of the european union would get the best option is to be the aggressor. white elites the two tulip baby teeth haven't really been into bordeaux independent states so in my view in my view. we would use is high time the social base and indebted to. and of course that among the new member states the style concrete or steel pkk bald babies this tree and a bandage interest rather than the tt involved in bed is always the european union is based. are you referring also to some southern european countries who so far had the rather reluctant to push for further sanctions this point if i don't want to precise ago when hu hu to make it remains how corporate member states but that as the mops meeting of the european lets me get that i will post the names of these companies them to you and will involve these contest
on the eastern borders of ukraine germany forbid its companies to supply military goes to auction at the beginning of a building amount of blood but the german minister of defense was over five million harassment of unexamined eleven fifty three. meanwhile the ukrainian ministry of foreign affairs emphasizes that russia does not have the right to criticize the anti operation in the east of ukraine according to the minister of foreign affairs in ukraine statements of device the site says that ukraine supposedly started to walk again see its own people. just another provocation. i'm caught in lies unconscious execution of gnosis on behalf of the kremlin. inevitably new service spokesperson on the minister of foreign affairs also reminded that during the last month the federation itself called up operations against the terrorists in the north caucasus. we used all available military forces including tanks and approx would you go with the notice when you seem to be used to counter operations. inside this time. he never to talk and it is we know me and minds. until we shall destroy t
siemens of germany. >> they stepped in. >> they want to create a deal that creates to european japanese instead of ge taking over. audience withe an the french president. is he going to wear dartmouth green tights? an audience? >> with a president whose approval rating is similar to that of our own president. i think it is bizarre. >> there is breaking news. will take on it more customers. this a top headline. they will divest almost 4 million customers. charter reap -- reports earnings later. >> no more headlines this morning. what else do we have? the yankees won. >> moving onto politics, war sanctions against russia over the crisis in ukraine. president obama says the u.s. and the eu will announce them later today. he spoke after arriving in manila as part of his asia trip. forwarde going to move with an expanded list of individuals and companies that will be affected by sanctions. they remain targeted. areas ofocus on some high tech defense exports to russia. we don't think they are appropriate to be exporting in this kind of climate. military has started exercises on the ukraine bo
from germany and seven and were being treated well but they don't know when they will be repeats separatists have exceeded the observers were all former military and espionage charge the creepy guy is the oic and the world's most prominent observation racing team was tasked with monitoring the crisis in the country to be peterson or writings of the us to seek their release as you. this has declared john paul the second image on the twenty third at state and more than half a million properties at the vatican crowds waited hours to witness the historic men's us who attended by retired pope benedict the sixteenth the devil can in a feat it was the first to the catholic church's history series brings three seed peter's square in st is the role that it hopes the states about marriage ceremony john paul the second became well known in ukraine despite the historic couple visit in two thousand and one during which he likened it to be sincere when he remembered those who suffered as a catholic worshippers under communist rule. and one. you know. during an attempted talk to the chief justi
in the region germany with its bold large amounts of gas when the russians annexation of ukraine's crimean peninsula and the clintons can see provocations in east ukraine at the moment joint goal of a strained relations between moscow and the tin. the on the lawn. schools in the eastern ukrainian rebel held city of sodium school i don't eat dessert it was parents keep their children at home during an assault on the sixteenth my cranium troops ukrainian special forces launched a second phase of their operation in the east of the country on friday by mounting a full page of the city which is being overrun by kremlin backed militants who aim to create a pretext for russian annexation. let's erase the new cheese dishes to do with the change he said. this holds true is that it couldn't be that we would have six hundred and ninety zero s are just as you can see it open and honest i'd be a terrible president of just six per cent. according to our information once held the seat until the outsides of my absence for unknown reasons well perhaps that is needed to let their children attend school. the
quickly. you see some of the european economies are very tied to guest problems. germany has a pipeline underneath the baltics to connect directly to russia. i think that is one of the reasons you will see germany they do getnt -- their money from -- 40% of their gas from russia. the u.s. and russian economy is not nearly as integrated. there is certainly a love for he that it can cause us and european allies a lot of .inancial distress host: are we developing the infrastructure -- guest: i believe there are five or six lng terminal points. only one of those in louisiana is currently under construction. we are a long ways out from making the u.s. export industry to where we can help our allies in europe. opened a have recently liquefied terminal. we are equal to get fish eager get ---- we are eager to a lot of them are buying gas from russians. all of these countries are coming to us and saying, look, we are interested in buying energy resources but the problem is we are at least 10 years out from being able to fulfill the requests. host: we are talking with hannah thoburn from the fore
lateral position. led by germany it's interesting that this will lead to turn opinion about the situation to go to a member of the previous bilateral action and eyes that he had lost contact with the biggest number of fish certainly begs the question the db separatist forces in eastern ukraine today recognize any authority apart from one that is sanctioned by moscow. no wonder why hostile to western journalists. the fact that they know that it was first told when to watch go about each poet to poet should be monitored. quite revealing they opened the door. geneva last week's topics that were represented. and it didn't join us on the story for susan thank you very much are those few more on this observer mission we will live with our political correspondent the show proof that she has been looking into that for a son. it is the osce mission of what kind of group. is it and what to do. but if industry verification mission is courtenay says he affirmed done many many years acting as a participating sit in the elysee in the oc itself is very much up cold war the animal and then it was created
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